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Availability of First Party Coverage, namely Personal Injury Protection after a collision
First Party insurance is insurance purchased by the injured person or provided by the government or employer which provides insurance coverage that extends to the injured person because of his or her status at the time of the injury. The following is a…
Published Saturday, June 05, 2010

Negligence of Defendant Concurring with Other Causes
Negligence of Defendant Concurring with Other Causes WPI 15.04 states the following: “There may be more than one proximate cause of the same injury/event. If you find that the defendant was negligent in that such negligence was a proximate cause of…
Published Tuesday, January 03, 2017

False Assumption - 3. The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked at my car
The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked at my car. Property damage is the proof of two or more vehicles colliding. Having an accurate recording of the damage to the cars may have a bearing on how seriously the…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

Measure of Economic Damages - Elements of Past Damages
When a plaintiff is injured, most likely they will receive medical treatment. Medical expenses to be recovered must be proven to be reasonable and necessary and proximately caused by an event which resulted from the defendant’s negligent conduct. WPI…
Published Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Airbags: Do benefits outweigh the risks?
A recent study has exposed more problems with airbags and the damaging impact the explosion of an airbag can have on one’s hearing. The study, conducted by Auditory Physician, G. Richard Price has shown one could sustain significant hearing loss…
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Family Car - Liability issues
Many parents ask me this question: “Am I responsible for any injuries which result from my son or daughter crashing the family car? This is a common question and often causes many gray hairs for parents. The answer is “yes” for most of…
Published Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Chlorine Chemical leak due to worker error: Corporate blame game should not go unnoticed
According to Tacoma News Tribune, a worker at a Tacoma chemical plant released between 900 to almost 1300 pounds of chlorine gas into the air. This required emergency responders – firefighters – to cap the leak. The company blamed the worker…
Published Saturday, February 17, 2007

Slip and Fall at apartment complex
If you have suffered from a slip and fall at an apartment complex, You should consult with a personal injury attorney in your area ASAP. A slip and fall, or a trip and fall claim can be very difficult to prove. This is especially true, if the landlord or…
Published Thursday, April 21, 2011

Attributing Fault – Standard of Care for a Child
“When referring to a child, ordinary care means the same care that a reasonable careful child of the same age, intelligence, maturity, training, and experience would exercise under the same or similar circumstances.” WPI 10.05. Generally, a child under…
Published Monday, October 10, 2016

Insurer's Failure to Act in Good Faith in Defending Subject to a Reservation of Rights
Insurer’s Failure to Act in Good Faith in Defending Subject to a Reservation of Rights Washington Pattern Instruction 320.03 states: “An insurer who, under a reservation of rights, defends the claim, and owes a duty of good faith to its insured…
Published Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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